Our Program Structure

The program is two-phased: one academic classroom oriented first year with theoretical content and a two-pronged curriculum: Mandatory modules shared by all majors, such as programming techniques, project management, presentations and communication skills. Major specific mandatory modules are complemented by optional modules from any of the four majors. The third semester is dedicated to an industrial internship to gain experience within a German company. Students will conclude IMSEIT during the final six months doing their thesis project in a demanding research-related topic.

Four-Term Structure

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4

Mandatory Basic Module
System Design

Mandatory Basic Module
Technical Management

Internship / Industrial Placement

Project / Master Thesis
7.5 CP 7.5 CP 30 CP 30 CP

(subject to major)
Two Major Mandatory Modules

(subject to major)
Two Major Mandatory Modules
15 CP 15 CP

One Inter-Major Elective Module from your chosen Major

One Inter-Major Elective Module from your chosen Major
7.5 CP 7.5 CP

Module Description

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Our Master’s course in "Electrical Engineering" offers a superior level of education in the following key areas of modern electrical engineering:

  • automation
  • communications
  • embedded systems and microelectronics
  • power engineering

The general aim is to provide scientific skills and the ability to analyse, develop, and manage complex systems in the field of electrical engineering through the application of scientific methods. The course is aimed at developing in-depth abilities in theory and system-oriented thinking in such a manner that its graduates will have achieved the competencies necessary to enable them to perform, manage and direct research and development tasks as part of their later job responsibilities. All in­struc­tion is held in English so that the graduates are well prepared for their world-wide employment prospects.

The main goal of the course is to expand the students’ theoretical and practical knowledge in different fields of modern and advanced automation technology as well as application oriented computer science. The master degree course also adresses modern control engineering and robotics. The program is structured in a way to foster analytical thinking and real-life experiences through laboratory assignments.

Apart from the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major Automation :

  • Advanced Automation
  • Advanced Information Technology
  • Advanced Feedback Control
  • Advanced Robotics

The  major Communications offers an in-depth background aiming at state of the art communication techniques.The program builds the student’s ability to participate in research and implementation of projects dealing with modulation and coding schemes. It also expands student‘s knowledge on microwave components and systems as well as theory and applications of discrete time signals.

The program is highly research oriented and has been designed to not just offer a factual knowledge but also various chances to apply what has been learned in the lectures during laboratories.

Apart from the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major Communications:

  • Advanced Modulation and Coding
  • Information Networks
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Microwave Components and Systems

Our master program has been designed to capture the essence of the rapidly developing fields of Embedded Microelectronics. It builds the student’s ability to deal with complex embedded systems in hardware and software, and to implement hardware algorithms and systems on digital hardware platforms. The program also expands the student's knowledge of microelectronics systems and signal processing components as well as state of the art embedded software architecture including automotive technology and multicore concepts.

The laboratory lessons are intended to consolidate the theoretical knowledge gained in the lectures.

Besides the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major Embedded and Microelectronics:

  • Complex Digital Architecture
  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Microelectronic Systems
  • Design and Test of Microelectronic Systems

The major Power is structured in a way to train students in modern Electrical Power Engineering and Renewable Energy. During this course students will learn  to cope with actual problems in industry by understanding the correlation between theoretical aspects and practical boundries.The master degree program also  provides the students with knowledge for planning and operation of modern power systems. Students will be introduced to devices and circuits for controlling and converting Electrical Power as well as Power Electronics.

The laboratory lessons are intended to consolidate the theoretical knowledge gained in the lectures.

Apart from the compulsory modules for all majors there are 4 compulsory modules for the major Power :

  • Advanced High Voltage Technology and Theory of Electric Fields
  • Power Systems and Control Technology
  • Control of electrical Drives & E-Mobility
  • Power Electronics and Switching Power Supply

More Information about...

The M. Sc. "Electrical Engineering" prepares graduates for leading positions worldwide. It offers options for an academic career as well as one in industry or self-employment. Our graduates work in all sectors of electrical engineering and IT. Typical functions are:

  • research and development engineer
  • technical manager
  • production engineer
  • consultant
  • application field engineer



Our aim is to give you the best preparation not only in the perspective of your professional career, but also to get acquainted with the German way of life.  We are aware finding accommodation is a difficult task, especially if you are coming from abroad. We know about cultural differences and the importance of German language knowledge.

Hence our services for accepted students includes:

  • Finding a room in a dormitory for international students.
  • German classes - tuition language of the course is in English, but German knowledge is prerequisite for your internship and future job perspectives in Germany.
  • Intercultural excursions - get to know Germany - by guided tours of historical places and sites.

Our University is located in Darmstadt, the city of science, and is a 10 minute walk from Darmstadt central station. Darmstadt is part of the metropolitan area Frankfurt  Rhine-Main with 5.7 million inhabitants and is one of the technological and industrial hotspots of Germany. Frankfurt is home of the European Central Bank and Frankfurt Airport is only 40 km north of Darmstadt.

 Darmstadt and Frankfurt - travel for free in this vibrant region

You are within 40 minutes of Frankfurt Airport and 20 minutes of Frankfurt main station with german railway. All this is free with your student card.

Darmstadt Main Station - your hub to Germany

Approximate travel times by train to cities in Germany: Berlin 4.5 hours, Hamburg 4.5 hours, Munich 3.5 hours.


Frankfurt Airport - your gate to the World

Frankfurt Airport ist the largest airport in Germany. Approximate flight times to oversea destinations: North Africa 2 hours, South Africa 12 hours,  South Asia 8 hours, East Asia 10 hours , Australia and New Zealand 22 hours, North America 9 hours, Central America 13 hours, South America 14hours.

Approximate flight times to other European destinations: Athens 3 hours, Barcelona 2 hours, Helsinki 2.5 hours, London 1.5 hours, Paris 1 hour, Rome 2 hours, Zurich 1 hour.

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